The much anticipated Russia-Africa Summit commences today October 23, 2019 in Russia. Rosatom, Russia state nuclear agency is expected to spearhead discussions on the improvement of nuclear power generation and use on the continent.

 

The panel discussion “Contribution of Nuclear Technologies in the Development of Africa” wil become one of the key topic within the framework of the forum’s business program.

The Head of of Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, together with other session participants including the Head of the Zambia Atomic Energy Agency Roland Msiska, Deputy Director General and Head of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Najat Mokhtar, Minister of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda, Claver Gatete, Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia Getahun Mekuriya Kuma and other representatives of relevant ministries and corporations will discuss the possibilities of nuclear technologies and their role in the development of the continent.

“Rosatom has been active in Africa for a long time. The creation and development of the nuclear industry on the African continent will not only solve the problem of the energy crisis, but also change the standard of living, providing full access to public health services, increasing the level of education and food security. We see a great interest on the part of African countries in creating new ties for further technological development. Moreover, we are ready to discuss all possible options for cooperation on the continent. I am sure that Russian-African nuclear projects will have a great future”, said Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.